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Writers (WGA):
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)
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Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't. See more »
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tom

Zooey Deschanel ... Summer

Geoffrey Arend ... McKenzie

Chloë Grace Moretz ... Rachel

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul

Clark Gregg ... Vance

Patricia Belcher ... Millie

Rachel Boston ... Alison

Minka Kelly ... Autumn - Girl at interview
Charles Walker ... Millie's New Husband

Ian Reed Kesler ... Douche

Darryl Alan Reed ... Bus Driver

Valente Rodriguez ... Employee #1

Yvette Nicole Brown ... New Secretary

Nicole Vicius ... Partygoer
Natalie Boren ... Another Partygoer

Maile Flanagan ... Rhoda

Darryl Sivad ... Usher

Gregory Thompson ... Minister (as Gregory A. Thompson)
Michael Bodie ... Man
John Mackie ... Mime (as John Mackey)
Jacob Stroop ... Cupid
Kevin Michael ... Wedding Singer
Sid Wilner ... Grossman

Richard McGonagle ... Narrator (voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon ... French Narrator (voice)

Bryan Anthony ... Dancer

Sybil Azur ... Dancer
Cheryl Baxter ... Dancer

Gustavo Carr ... Dancer (as Gus Carr)
John R. Corella ... Dancer (as John Corella)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Alejandro Estornel ... Dancer
Nathaniel Flatt ... Dancer
Reshma Gajjar ... Dancer

Tiffany Granath ... Dancer

Jennifer Hamilton ... Dancer

Brandon Henschel ... Dancer
Michael Higgins ... Dancer (as Michael W. Higgins)

Kenneth Hughes ... Dancer

Alexandra Nicole Hulme ... Dancer (as Lexy Hulme)
John Jacquet Jr. ... Dancer
Jennifer Lee Keyes ... Dancer (as Jennifer Keyes)

Tim Lacatena ... Dancer

Rebecca Lin ... Dancer
Gelsey Weiss ... Dancer (as Gelsey Weiss Mahanes)

Katie Malia ... Dancer

Anthony Marciona ... Dancer

Christopher Shazar ... Dancer (as Christopher War Martinez)
Vivian Nixon ... Dancer

Tracy Phillips ... Dancer

Nathan Prevost ... Dancer
Jamie Shea ... Dancer

Ryan Thomas ... Dancer

Christian Vincent ... Dancer
Jull Weber ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eileen Abarrca ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Olivia Howard Bagg ... Summer - Age 12 (uncredited)

Joshua Collins ... Co-Worker 3 (uncredited)
Chris Connell ... Marcus (uncredited)
Danny J. Dolan ... Alto Sax Guy #1 (uncredited)
Adam Emery ... Tom - Age 12 (uncredited)
Taylor Feldman ... French Girl (uncredited)

Landall Goolsby ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Jennifer Hetrick ... Sarah (uncredited)

Janis Jones ... Greeting Card Company Employee (uncredited)

Michael Justice ... Rooftop Guy #1 (uncredited)
Samantha Krutzfeldt ... Charlie (uncredited)
Kevin Leung ... Chinese Father (uncredited)

Michelle Mason ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (uncredited)
Christina Miller ... Girl on Stairs (uncredited)

Kayla Gwyneth Morrisey ... Girl on the Stairs (uncredited)
Brigitte Ngo-Trinh ... Wedding Goer (uncredited)
Keisha Ramdhanie ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jason Robinson ... The Puma (uncredited)

Deborah Rombaut ... Coffee Addict (uncredited)
Justin Ruse ... Costume Character (uncredited)

Haley Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah Staitman ... Soccer Girl (uncredited)

Wesley J. Szabo ... Summer's Party Guest (uncredited)

Ellen Thompson ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Georja Umano ... French Lady (uncredited)

Pleasant Wayne ... Tavern Patron (uncredited)

Maurice Webster ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kathryn Weisbeck ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Leland White ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
JonJon Wood ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Jon Morgan Woodward ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Webb 
Writing credits
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)

Produced by
Veronica Brooks .... associate producer
Scott Hyman .... co-producer (as Scott G. Hyman)
Mason Novick .... producer
Jessica Tuchinsky .... producer
Mark Waters .... producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Eric Steelberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Edward Bell 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Production Design by
Laura Fox 
Art Direction by
Charles Varga  (as Charles Varga Jr.)
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lukehart 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Jamie Leigh DeVilla .... key makeup artist
Jorjee Douglass .... makeup department head
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist
Aaron Light .... key hair stylist
Aaron Light .... personal stylist: Zooey Deschanel
Vanessa Price .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jenny Hinkey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Mike Currie .... second second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Jake Lawton .... production assistant
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director
Pete Waterman .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Alarcon .... set painter (as R. Alarcon)
Cody Barajas .... carpenter
Andrew Blunda .... swing
Luis F. Candanoza .... carpenter
Frank Lee Drennen .... swing
Jason D. Drury .... swing
Mark Finer .... assistant property master
Jesus Flores Jr. .... carpenter
Steven Fox .... construction foreman
Madison 'Maddy' Giessmann .... carpenter (as Madison S. Geissmann)
Maximino Gonzalez .... carpenter
Michael 'Mikey' Lopez .... carpenter (as Michael Lopez)
Dion Macellari .... illustrator
Simon Mayer .... carpenter
Keith McCarthy-Smith .... leadman
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Tommy Nooch .... carpenter
Felice A. Pappas .... on-set dresser
Chad Seide .... carpenter
Gary Sullivan .... swing
Paula Thompson .... art department coordinator
Amy Lynn Umezu .... concept artist (as Amy Umezu)
Wyatt Vandergeest .... carpenter
Michael Voelker .... assistant property master
Diana J. Zeng .... scenic artist
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
Steven Vernet .... art (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Blehr .... boom person
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Stacey Dodds .... sound engineer
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Gary Gegan .... sound mixer
George Burton Goen II .... cable person (as George B. Goen II)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Benjamin Hoekstra .... cable person
Matthew Iadarola .... sound mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley technical assistant (as Ryan Lukasic)
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegher)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Andrea M. Metty .... adr facility coordinator
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer (as Stacey Michales)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound designer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer (as Rodrigo Ortiz)
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer (as Kevin Shultz)
John Sievert .... foley artist
Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
David A. Smith .... boom person (as David Allen Smith)
Beth Sterner .... dialogue editor
Jon Tendrich .... playback operator (as Jon M. Tendrich)
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue/adr supervisor (as Chris Welch)
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator (uncredited)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jared Marshack .... sound mixing recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Garrigus .... special effects coordinator (as Bob Garrigus)
Chris Guzzi .... special effects (uncredited)
Benjamin Hoffman .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Todd Groves .... compositor
Steven Nevius .... compositor (as Steve Nevius)
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor (as Lee 'Rod' Roderick)
Stephen Dyson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kellum Lewis .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunts (as Marc Shaffer)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Anderson .... rigging best boy grip
Craig Bauer .... "a" camera second assistant camera (as Craig M. Bauer)
Zachary Boggs .... time lapse director of photography (as Zachary M. Boggs)
Richard W. Botchlet .... best boy electric (as Richard Botchlet)
Adam Camacho .... best boy grip
Steve Charnow .... rigging best boy electric
Steven Cueva .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip
Simon England .... camera loader
Kevin Fahey .... rigging best boy grip
Jesse Feldman .... "c" camera operator (as Jesse M. Feldman)
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Owen Foye .... electrician
Jamie Franta .... company grip
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Vadim Frumin .... company grip
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip (as Charley H. Gilleran)
Jason Goebel .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Vincent P. Hale .... company grip (as Vincent Hale)
David Hammer .... libra head technician
Joshua A. Hicks .... electrician
Milan Janicin .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Milan 'Miki' Janicin)
John Mang .... dolly grip
Harry Sandlin Mattice III .... video assist operator
Brian McPherson .... libra head technician
Matthew Moriarty .... "a" camera operator
Matthew Moriarty .... steadicam operator
Anthony Nevarez .... rigging grip
Matt Perry .... company grip (as Matthew Perry)
Michelle Pizanis .... "c" camera second assistant camera
Mynor Priesing .... company grip
Aaron Pritchard .... company grip
Dave Richardson .... key grip (as David Richardson)
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Chuck Smith .... rigging electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... company grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
Wally Sweeterman .... "c" camera first assistant camera
Alexander Taylor .... electrician
Newton TerMeer .... rigging gaffer
Patrick A. Toole .... rigging electrician
Zoran Veselic .... "a" camera first assistant camera
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Dan Wells .... best boy grip
Anders Yarbrough .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Anders A. Yarbrough)
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Jeff Barnett .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gabriel Kaczorowski .... grip (uncredited)
Steve O'Hallearn .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer: commercial (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vanessa Ward .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Animation Department
Dave Spafford .... animator: 2D bird
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Erika Lee .... extras casting
Jonathan Rackman .... casting associate
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Summer Browning .... costumer
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Michele Jaffe .... set costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... cutter/fitter
Marcy Lavender .... costume supervisor
Ryck Schmidt .... costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jim Eberle .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Brian Gee .... assistant editor: Fotokem
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate project manager
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... assistant editor
Taylor Black .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Music Department
Dorian Cheah .... music editor: temp music
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Jen Monnar .... supervising music editor
Rebecca Morellato .... Music Production Exec
Patrick Spain .... scoring assistant engineer
Amritha Vaz .... composer: additional music (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Laura Webb .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John Bojorquez .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... transportation co-captain (as Ernesto Luna)
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez .... transportation captain (as Juan J. Ramirez)
Grady Allen Bishop .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
Jason Bradford .... set production assistant
Severiano Canales .... office production assistant (as Seve Canales)
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator
Crystal Chavez .... intern (as Crystal Janet Chavez)
Michael Chickey .... location manager
Saraleah Cogan .... intern
Danielle Cohen .... intern
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance: Indieclear (as Carol Compton)
Crystal Connell .... accounting clerk
Martin J. Cummins .... key assistant location manager
André Devantier .... caterer
Justin Duncan .... key assistant location manager
Nicholas Dunlevy .... assistant: Marc Webb
Jenifer Ellis .... set production assistant (as Jennifer Ellis)
Tara Fischer .... set production assistant
Chris Goodwin .... assistant: Mark Waters
Kanene S. Gratts .... intern
Herman Hernandez .... craft service
Timothy Johnston .... payroll accountant
Michael Judd .... key set production assistant
Kett Kettering .... accounting clerk
Lance Kirshner .... office production assistant
Nancy Klein .... studio teacher
Michelle Knudsen .... assistant: Mason Novick
Gints Krastins .... production accountant
Jessamyn Land .... set production assistant
Jacob Lawton .... set production assistant
Verla Loomis Randall .... layout board
Liza Marroquin .... intern
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Trey Neely .... assistant location manager
John Paliferro .... office production assistant
Frank Pelluchon .... chef
Tracy Phillips .... assistant choreographer
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Jason M. Roberts .... set production assistant (as Jason Roberts)
Michael Rooney .... choreographer
Matt Rubenstein .... assistant: Steven J. Wolfe (as Matthew Rubenstein)
Cassiopeia Smith .... intern
Gregg Spiegelman .... medic
Kate Sullivan .... assistant: Jessica Tuchinsky
Carl B. Thompson .... office production assistant
Christian Vincent .... assistant choreographer
Jeremy Alter .... location manager (uncredited)
Keisha Ansley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Arnold .... title designer: end crawl (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Wayne Barker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager/scout (uncredited)
Ryan Schwartzman .... stand-in: joseph gordon-levitt (uncredited)
Robert Velo .... production financing (uncredited)
Elaine Zlaket .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dion Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
Richard Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
UCLA Bruin Marching Band .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"500 Days of Summer" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language
95 min
Color | Black and White (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45018)

Did You Know?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wears T-shirts for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Unknown Pleasures", and The Clash's "London Calling" albums.See more »
Continuity: When Tom is drawing the buildings on Summer's arm the first few lines he draws from one angle are clearly not there when we see the finished picture from another angle.See more »
Summer:You guys need anything?
Tom:[provocatively] Oh, I think you know what I need.
Summer:[looks at Tom, quizzically]
Tom:[quietly] Some toner.
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Movie Connections:
References "House M.D." (2004)See more »
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313 out of 425 people found the following review useful.
Summer Lovin', 30 January 2009
Author: sundevil27 from Salt Lake City, UT USA

They said this movie wasn't going to be a love story, but that's simply not true cause I feel all warm and fuzzy after watching this flick. I think it's Love. How could you not love this movie, this a story about a guy named Tom who wants to be an architect but ends up working a meaningless job at a greeting card company creating romantical propaganda on paper. Luckily for him the most perfect girl in the world, Summer, just started working at his office and wouldn't you know it, she loves The Smiths, too. It's a match made in Ikea Heaven, but wait there is a twist here! This goddess of all things shabby chic doesn't believe in love, furthermore she doesn't want to be held down by a relationship. Oh No! Poor Tom. Those ocean blue eyes, that voice, that smile, those eyes.... oh those eyes, how could Tom not fall deeply in love with Summer. So begins the season of love, the 500 Days of Summer. In 500 amazing days Tom will learn about relationships, reconciliations (a good Ex never dies), Love, Lose and most importantly about moving forward.

Now talk about great performances, this ones got two. You want Zooey, you got Zooey. She's all over this one, easily one of her top performances to date. She is simply truth in this movie, she'll make you love her and then she'll slowly break your heart but you'll just want to love her more until all you see are those glowing blue eyes in your loneliest nightmares. Joseph Gordon Levitt is so prime here, the chemistry between he and Zooey clicks perfectly and not only that but since every woman,man and child is in love with the knee bending powers of Ms. Deschanel it must be said that JGL gives such a strong performance that he clearly owns this movie all the way till the very end. You might come on down to the cinema looking for Zooey but you'll be rushing home to hit up the IMDb to see what the 3rd' Rock kids been up to over the last 8 ( hint... see 2005's Brick). While watching JGL's performance it's pleasantly reminiscent of a pre-Brokeback Heath. He has such a charm about him that glows and an easy smile that jumps off the screen, plus much like Heath he has the chops to take it dark and lonesome with sincerity if the flick requires. The rest of the cast rounds out nicely with a few supporting folks like Clark Gregg who plays Tom's square Boss and Geoffrey Arend who is good for a few good sidekick chuckles. By the way special shout out to Ian Reed Kesler who played the "Douche" (IMDBs words not mine) with perfection. That must have been an interesting audition call.. looking for 30-something dude to play the "Douche". Well Played Sir!

Now the dynamic duo aside, Marc Webb the Director has got a little something-something going on. Past sins aside (directing Jesse McCartney videos, WTF?), it seems that his music video hipness lends a freshness and style to the overall appearance of this flick. The movie very rarely missed its mark and by golly its got real DEPTH!. Needless to say this makes it quite a bit more interesting then the latest McConaughey (dude what happened, you were so cool in Dazed) and Kate Hudson needs a paycheck mindless studio romance. You'll have lots to talk about and feelings to relive long after this ones stopped rolling the credits. Additional strong points here are a visual aesthetic that has a modern meets Capraesque remix, which felt very much built around Zooey Deschanel's fabulous style. The colors and landscape are all complimentary to the movie, downtown LA never looked so nice! The other thing we got going on here is a killer soundtrack, built around some Smiths, Doves, and a few others, not mention the fact that once again we get a chance to hear Zooey Deschanel do a little karaoke in the movie which is a tasty little treat.

Bottom line 500 Days is going to be on your mind in 2009 and chances are that like a good EX it will always pop back in your life and you'll dust if off and pop it in the player and go down memory lane remembering all good stuff, then like a swift punch in the gut like only a good EX can, it'll break your heart all over again.

See it, believe it.

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